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Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy

Dates: 2/22/2018 to 5/17/2018
Schedule: Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM

There will be no class held on
02/22, 03/1, 03/8, 03/15, 03/22, 03/29, 04/12, 04/19, 04/26, 05/3, 05/10, 05/17, 04/5
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Located in : Civic Square Building, CSB326
Instructor: Andrew Sherwood

Regular Student: $550.00

Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy

Spring Filmmaking Semester Dates: Saturdays, February 9 - April 27, 2019
Class Time: 10:15 am- 12:15 pm
Ages: 14 - 18

FEES:  $800 per semester (includes all equipment and materials)

Class location: Fordham Media Library, Douglas Campus, Rutgers Mason Gross School of the Arts, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Register for the Fall Semester today!

Payment Plans available, for more information contact:
Mason Gross Extension Division Administration
Phone: 848-932-8618
Email: [email protected]



The Rutgers Digital Filmmaking Academy features a comprehensive curriculum that allows participants the opportunity to focus on various areas of interest.  The purpose of this course is to introduce students to industry standards of filmmaking; a solid foundation in the core concepts and principles of filmmaking will be stressed. Focusing on the importance of organization and experimentation within the filmmaking process will allow students to expand their creativity while giving them a solid foundation and a working knowledge of project management.

This curriculum gives the students lessons that are currently applied in today’s industry and will continue to apply even as the technology associated with filmmaking is upgraded. Technologies will change and progress through time, so this curriculum will give students the tools they need to navigate the changes in the industry as they occur. This curriculum encompasses film studies through the pre-production to post-production process including writing, directing, shooting, editing, and hands-on-exercises geared towards industry production standards.  All materials, equipment, and software is included; no prior experience is required.


Our filmmaking program is designed to prepare students to become proficient in various areas of production. Students will work on writing, shooting, and directing projects assigned by the instructors, while participating as crew members. Topics covered throughout the course will include producing, directing, casting, cinematography, dialogue recording, production, post production, sound design, clearing music rights, contracts, and distribution options. This course introduces students to cinematography, including an overview of HD and HDSLR camera operation, lighting equipment, lenses, and aesthetic principles. Students will learn using digital and film cameras in a hands-on environment. This class teaches students the essential elements to produce a short film for festivals and competitions. Past and current students have won numerous local and national awards for their work.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to break down a script into a shooting script with a shot list and estimated production budget. Cinematography techniques covered during this course including image control through lighting, selecting exposure and lens types. On set duties of the camera assistant and camera operator are also addressed. They will also have instruction in the use of the jib, dolly, slider, video assist, slate and glidecam. Students will participate in exercises with cameras, lighting and the camera support equipment. At the end of our semester, films will be screened in a final presentation.


  • Digital Cameras
  • Sync-Sound Audio Packages
  • Grip Gear
  • Lighting Packages
  • Editing Workstations
  • Dolly & Track
  • Jib
  • Slider
  • Glidecam Smooth Shooter
  • LED Lighting Packages

Additional Information

Office Contact Information:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 848-932-8618
Address: Rehearsal Hall, Room 101
85 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Age Range:  14  -  18


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